On this Mothering Sunday, please pray and thank God:
- for parents, whose love and commitment is both example and gift for their children;
- for grandparents, and all who help cherish and shape young lives;
- for brothers and sisters, and all the richness of family life;
- for children, and for those who support, protect and care for them ;
- for our families, who share our joys and support us through times of trouble;
- for our Christian family, who welcomed us in baptism and nurtured us in faith;
- for all who taught us about Jesus and drew us into God’s family.
Lord, help us to live responsibly as part of the great human family on earth, and bring us to know that we belong to you, our heavenly Father, as part of the great family of your kingdom. Amen.